We exist to help people find and follow Jesus.

That’s why everything we do is designed around helping you feel noticed, become known, and be cared for.

At The Gathering, we know we weren’t made to live life on our own. We want to help you find true community so you can live the life full of purpose and belonging that Jesus created you to live.

Core Values

We are family.

We embrace the messiness of life as we love and serve one another through biblical community.

We are always authentic.

We are real people with real issues striving to develop a real faith in Christ.

We gather to scatter.

We want to reach people with the life-changing message of Jesus. Our weekly gathering is to prepare us to “scatter” into the world.

What We Believe

About God

God is the Creator and Ruler of the Universe. He has eternally existed in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and are one God.

About the Bible

The Bible, both Old and New Testaments, is God’s Word to all. It was written by human authors, under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. The Scriptures are inspired by God, and are infallible and inerrant in the original manuscripts. They are the unique, full and final authority on all matters of faith and practice, and there are no other writings similarly inspired by God.

About Salvation

Salvation is a gift from God to all people. Men and women can never make up for their sin by self-improvement or good works. Only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God’s offer of forgiveness can a person be saved from sin’s penalty. When God has begun a saving working in the heart of any person, He gives assurance in His Word that He will continue performing it until the day of its completion.

About Membership

The Gathering doesn’t do church membership in the traditional way. We believe that if you call The Gathering your “church home,” that makes you a “member.” We believe a church is a community of dynamic relationships, where we grow, serve, and give of ourselves to others. If that’s you and you’re doing that here with us, then that makes you a “member” of The Gathering! Welcome to the family!

About Baptism

Baptism shows others that a person has made a personal decision to follow Jesus Christ. It represents that a person has accepted Christ’s death on the cross as a substitute judgment for his or her sins; that a new life has begun in Christ.

Meet the Pastor

After feeling the call to plant a church in the west valley, Pastor Jon and Cindi gathered with family and friends in their home on “Good Friday” of 2018.  The relaxed atmosphere of this first unofficial gathering served to fortify the Family value where people are known, seen, and valued.  After meeting and gaining momentum in an industrial location in El Mirage over the next few months, The Gathering Church would officially launch as a Family of 300 worshipers on September 29, 2018 in rented facility in Surprise.  The next few years would bring multiple site changes as the church pivoted to provide needed space for a growing Family. 

In April of 2020, Covid forced the Gathering to go online only for 18 consecutive weeks which gave birth to an engaging online presence.  After meeting in 10 physical locations over the course of the first 4 years and continuing to thrive, the Gathering has lived out the biblical truth that the church is not a BUILDING but rather PEOPLE.

Pastor Jon holds his Doctorate of Ministry from Liberty Theological Seminary.

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